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Sherrel Wheeler Stewart

Life term recommended for Alabama woman who ran granddaughter to death

Mar 26 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. An Alabama jury recommended on Thursday that a woman convicted of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death as punishment for lying about having eaten chocolates spend the rest of her life in prison, prosecutors said.

Alabama woman convicted of running granddaughter to death

Mar 20 2015

An Alabama jury on Friday convicted a woman of murdering her granddaughter by forcing the 9-year-old to run back and forward in a yard carrying wood for almost three hours as punishment, according to a spokeswoman for the local sheriff's office.

Case opens against Alabama woman accused of running granddaughter to death

Mar 09 2015

GADSDEN, Ala. An Alabama woman accused of killing her granddaughter acted like a military drill instructor when she forced the 9-year-old to run back and forward in a yard carrying wood for almost three hours as punishment for lying about having eaten forbidden chocolates, a prosecutor said at her trial on Monday.

Same-sex marriage begins in parts of Alabama, thwarted in others

Feb 09 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Same-sex couples began marrying in parts of Alabama on Monday, acting on the strongest signal yet from the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of gay marriage ahead of an expected ruling, but numerous state judges avoided granting marriage licenses to gay couples in apparent defiance of the high court.

Same-sex marriage begins in parts of Alabama, thwarted in others

Feb 09 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Same-sex couples began marrying in parts of Alabama on Monday, acting on the strongest signal yet from the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of gay marriage ahead of an expected ruling, but numerous state judges avoided granting marriage licenses to gay couples in apparent defiance of the high court.

Same-sex marriage begins in parts of Alabama, thwarted in others

Feb 09 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Same-sex couples began marrying in parts of Alabama on Monday, acting on the strongest signal yet from the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of gay marriage ahead of an expected ruling, but numerous state judges avoided granting marriage licenses to gay couples in apparent defiance of the high court.

Same-sex marriage begins in parts of Alabama, thwarted in others

Feb 09 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Same-sex couples began marrying in parts of Alabama on Monday, making it the 37th state where gay marriage is legal, but judges in numerous counties avoided granting marriage licenses to gay couples in apparent defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Alabama anti-discrimination bill to be named after Apple's Tim Cook

Dec 04 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, who made headlines in October when he publicly acknowledged being gay, is lending his name to legislation to bar discrimination against state employees on the basis of their sexual orientation in his native Alabama.

University of Alabama at Birmingham to end football program, citing costs

Dec 02 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The University of Alabama at Birmingham will shutter its football program at the end of the current season due to the increasing costs associated with it, the school said on Tuesday.

In his native Alabama, Apple CEO's announcement he is gay prompts discomfort for some

Oct 30 2014

BIRMINGHAM Ala. Apple chief Tim Cook's announcement on Thursday that he is gay and wants to help further civil rights found strong support in some quarters, but his advocacy met less enthusiasm among some people in Alabama, where he was born and raised.

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